Alexandros F. Lambropoulos

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The aim of the study was to explore a possible association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism and cervical neoplasia. A total of 229 women were subjected to cytologic and colposcopic evaluation. Ninety-one of them were found to be normal, and served as the control group, while the other 138 of them had present or past(More)
The aim of this study was to explore a possible association between p53 codon 72, Her 2 codon 655 and MTHFR C677T polymorphisms and breast cancer in Northern Greece. We examined 42 women with breast cancer and 51 controls. A total of 42 women with breast cancer as well as healthy controls were investigated and results showed that p53 codon 72 polymorphism(More)
The Greek chlamydial strains FAS, FAG, VPG and LLG, isolated from aborted sheep or goat foetuses, had been previously characterized as divergent on the basis of mouse cross-protection experiments, with LLG and its homologous POS significantly different from the rest in inclusion morphology, polypeptide profiles and reactivity with monoclonal antibodies. To(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between recurrent miscarriages and factor V Leiden, prothrombin G20210A and C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutations. In this case-control study the prevalence of factor V Leiden, prothrombin G20210A and C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutations was determined in a(More)
The polymorphism of codon 72 in the p53 tumour suppressor gene has been associated in the last decade with the risk of developing various neoplasias. An influence of this polymorphism on ovarian and endometrial cancer has also been suggested. We examined the genotype frequency of this polymorphism in archival samples from 56 patients with endometrial(More)
BACKGROUND Inherited thrombophilia has been associated with obstetric complications through mechanisms that are not yet fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between specific obstetric adverse outcomes and factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations. METHODS Forty-five women with adverse pregnancy outcome(More)
The transcription factor OCT4 (officially POU5F1; alternatively OCT3, OCT3/4, OTF3, and OTF4) is currently considered a main regulator of human embryonic stem cell pluripotency and self-renewal capacities. Importantly, these stemness properties are attributed to OCT4A, which is one of the two isoforms produced by the OCT4 gene. The second OCT4 isoform,(More)
PURPOSE To explore the association of two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CX3CR1 gene with grades of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a population-based setting. METHODS The Thessaloniki Eye study is a cross-sectional population-based epidemiologic study of chronic eye diseases in Thessaloniki, Greece. A total of 371 subjects were(More)
The identification of the types of the human papilomavirus (HPV) that have infected a woman provides valuable information as regards to her risk for developing cervical cancer. HPV typing is often performed by means of manually analyzing PCR-RFLP gel electrophoresis images. However, the typing procedure that is currently employed suffers from unsatisfactory(More)
A survey of Bacillus thuringiensis recovered from the environments of olive groves in Greece was carried out. Of 80 soil samples, 24 were found to contain B. thuringiensis with parasporal crystal inclusions; these were tested for toxicity against the olive fruit fly (Dacus oleae). Mortality levels of larvae caused by the different isolates varied from 7 to(More)